Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities
|Understand the role of external professionals and community representatives in broadening teachers’ professional knowledge and practice.||Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice.||Contribute to professional networks and associations and build productive links with the wider community to improve teaching and learning.||Take a leadership role in professional and community networks and support the involvement of colleagues in external learning opportunities.|
I participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice. The Morley Schools Network (MSN) has enabled me to collaborate with other teachers from the area I teach in. The MSN organises professional development days during which teachers can select professional learning workshops or tutorials which are most relevant to them. This networking allows teachers from a number of different schools within the area to share ideas and information easily.
Since 2011 I have been a member of and involved with the website “Connected PE” and “The PE Geek”. This website connects Health and Physical education teachers from across the globe and enables them to share ideas, lesson plans and documents, with a built in forum linking some of the worlds leading Physical Education professionals. I have also attended the “PE Geek” workshop when it came to Perth. This workshop involved a number of Health and Physical education teachers learning how to use technology within the physical education setting.